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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Hosts National Drug Takeback Day

March 28, 2023- Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. On April 22 starting at 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. all residents may bring their unwanted prescription drugs to Atwoods Ranch & Home (parking lot) located on 817 Gilmer St.

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. Only pills and patches will be accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

For disposal information on liquids and sprays, see below:

Disposal of Liquid Medicines, Eye Drops, Ear Drops, and Nose Sprays. Mix the leftover medicine with an unwanted material, like coffee grounds or kitty litter. Then, put the mixture in a container or a sealable plastic bag that will not leak. Throw the container away in the trash where children and pets cannot reach it.

For more information about the National Take Back Day, please call the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office at 903-438-4040

National Prescription drug take back day is observed every year in April, it is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

Author: Ethan Klein

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